Patchogue, NY – The Brookhaven Town Highway Department recently entered into an intermunicipal agreement with the Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District for the purposes of consolidating services. The agreement encompasses several public works services including, but not limited to, the purchase of salt and sand, the maintenance and repair of drainage structures, road striping, signage manufacturing and installation, sweeping and pothole repair.
This inter-municipal agreement furthers the Town of Brookhaven’s goal of promoting efficiency between the Town, Villages, and Special Districts through the modernization and reinvention of the delivery of public works services.
“Working together, the goal of this program is to identify opportunities where a Town-Village partnership makes sense and delivers real financial savings to our mutual constituency,” said Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro. “I look forward to identifying additional shared services and consolidation opportunities, including parking lot repairs and sweeping, as well as upgrading street lights, with the Patchogue-Medford School District.”
“The Patchogue-Medford School District is looking forward to working with the Town of Brookhaven Highway Department and we are very excited about utilizing the services provided in the Inter-Municipal Agreement,” said Paul Noonan, Assistant Facilities Director for the Patchogue-Medford School District.
Brookhaven Town was recently awarded a $20 million Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition (MCEC) grant by New York State. This grant is designed to improve the delivery of municipal services while also reducing the burden on taxpayers by reducing redundancy in local governments, pursuing opportunities for increasing shared services, and implementing modernizations and best practices. This partnership with the Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District furthers these efforts.